Songs of Moses

In Exodus 15, a song of Moses is recorded. It was the song of redemption for God’s people, a great victory after a mighty show of God’s power (the plagues, the passover lamb and ultimately walking through the Red Sea) . There was much to be thankful for:

2 The Lord (Jah) is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God (El), and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God (Elohim), and I will exalt him. Exodus 15:2

In verse 1 of this same chapter, ‘Jehovah’ is the word used for Lord. It is God in relation to those he has created. ‘Jah’ (verse 2) is a similar name for God in the specific sense of redemption. ‘El is God’s name emphasizing His omnipotent power or ‘The Almighty’. ‘Elohim’ refers to the almighty God in operation!

There is another song of Moses right before his death recorded in Deuteronomy 32:1-43. An interesting read to go along with this song is in Romans 10-11. There are 5 titles of God used in this song: Jehovah (God’s relation with His created), Elohim (God Almighty in operation), El (God in all his strength and power), Eloah (God in connection to His will tied into worship), Elyon (God as possessor of heaven and earth).

In the final book of the Bible, in Revelations 15:3, a song of Moses is mentioned again. God is faithful:

And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God. 2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints (should be nations).

Moses was a servant of God as he lived in a time before Christ. Today we celebrate and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. He was our passover (I Corinthians 5:7) because in this day and time we (including both Judeans and Gentiles) can confess Jesus as Lord and believe that God raised him from the dead and becomes God’s sons.


The resurrection of Jesus Christ has nothing to do with bunnies and eggs and blessed easter baskets all of which originate from a compromise between Christianity and pagan celebrations.  The real meaning of the Pascha or Passover is absolutely about the greatest event ever written about. It is not dead history or anything having to do with compromise, it is is about real life that we can live today and forever.


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